Judah Ari Gross, The Times of Israel

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The Times of Israel

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Liberman proposes easy entry for great-grandchildren of Jews, in wake of Ukraine war

Yisrael Beytenu party chief says measure would be temporary; also accuses other right-wing parties of planning to change Israel's 'Law of Return,' which governs immigration → Read More

Religious students report sexual abuse at twice rate of secular school peers – study

Report by liberal Orthodox group, based on Welfare Ministry data, finds those who attend state-religious and Haredi schools are much more likely to experience sexual assault → Read More

In step toward civil marriage, Jerusalem court accepts ‘Zoom weddings’ from Utah

In early 2020, Utah began issuing marriage licenses for ceremonies performed online, offering an easy alternative for Israelis who can't or won't marry through the rabbinate → Read More

Court: Orthodox conversions done outside state rabbinate acceptable for citizenship

Despite ruling, those who convert to Judaism through private Orthodox rabbinic courts still won't be recognized for official religious purposes → Read More

Poland defends including pogroms in reparation demands: Nazis should have saved Jews

Israeli Holocaust researcher says move is part of Polish efforts to claim they were as much the victims as Jews were; Head of Yad Vashem decries 'distortion' → Read More

Thousands flock to Uman despite war: ‘There’s not even a thought not to come’

Some 10,000 Jewish pilgrims expected to gather in the Ukrainian city for Rosh Hashanah holiday, flying in to neighboring countries before catching a bus across the border → Read More

As Iran’s president doubts the Holocaust, its survivors gather at Yad Vashem

Dozens of survivors who regularly tell their stories at the museum meet in Jerusalem for a festive event ahead of Rosh Hashanah → Read More

Jewish Agency trial in Moscow postponed again, leaving group's fate unclear

After month-long delay, hearing in the Russian justice ministry's case against the Israel immigration group ends with another postponement → Read More

Activists says Temple Mount saw 50,000 Jewish visits this year

Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, group says visits nearly doubled in past year; police gear up for tense holiday season → Read More

Haredi MK finds himself debating Maimonides in TV interview

A Channel 12 host asks Moshe Gafni to answer criticism by supposed political rival of Haredi men eschewing work, only to reveal the source as medieval Torah scholar Rambam → Read More

Israeli leaders commemorate UK chief rabbi Sacks: 'He made the world better'

PM Lapid says he still keeps former British chief rabbi's book close; Herzog hails his writings as a 'fountain of strength, originality' → Read More

Netanyahu deal would undercut prime impetus for Haredim to teach core studies

Ultra-Orthodox institutions are currently required to teach subjects like English and math to get state funding. If this campaign promise is fulfilled, that might change → Read More

In its $1.3t demand from Germany, Poland seeks reparations for Jews killed by Poles

Leading Polish researcher decries government report as 'political, not historical,' says its authors willfully ignored Polish involvement in atrocities → Read More

In precedent, rabbis send woman to jail for refusing divorce from her husband

Until now, incarcerations have only been used on recalcitrant husbands, but a rabbinic court ruled that this sanction was the only way to get the wife to accept the 'get' → Read More

Israel incentivizes proper burials for stillborns to ‘ease suffering of families’

Advocacy group says new changes to payment policy removes final obstacles keeping burial societies from performing funerals for fetuses → Read More

Russian rabbis meet in Moscow to discuss growing unease amid war, call for peace

Conference also serves as thinly veiled criticism of rabbis who've fled country due to their open opposition to its invasion of Ukraine → Read More

In precedent, rabbinic court says divorce refuser's family can't be buried in Israel

Group backing woman who's been 'chained' for nearly 20 years hails move as a gesture showing Israel stands with her, but others see it as failing to address root issue → Read More

Israeli schools ready for influx of Ukrainian, Russian immigrants as opening nears

With limited Hebrew and traumas from war, over 2,600 refugee children with little to no Hebrew prepare to face their next challenge: the Israeli education system → Read More

Jewish groups mourn Gorbachev as man who freed Soviet Jewry

Former Soviet president remembered as a humanitarian for allowing Jews to practice their religion freely and emigrate, which they did en masse -- much to his disappointment → Read More

Ahead of school year, most Ukrainian and Russian immigrant kids not enrolled

Of the 6,000 or so children who moved to Israel since the invasion of Ukraine, just 2,653 are registered to start classes on September 1, Education Ministry says → Read More